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Child Safeguarding: Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub

Upcoming Review — this page is due to be reviewed by Thursday, 30 March 2023. The information shown here may be outdated.

Visit the NCL Child Safeguarding topic page for regional/national information and resources, and for details of the Barnet safeguarding professionals.

The Barnet Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is the first point of entry for referrals about children and young people made by professionals, families and the public.

Co-located within the MASH is a partnership of professionals from a range of agencies, including the police, health, education, children’s social care, children’s early help, substance misuse, housing, probation and domestic violence services.

The professionals work together to share and analyse information held on multiple client data systems to build a picture of the child’s history, current circumstances, support systems, needs and risks. This ensures that proportionate and timely decisions can be made about the type and level of services children need to safeguard their welfare, meet their needs and improve their outcomes.

See also Child Safeguarding Resources (Barnet).

Eligibility Criteria


  • children aged 17 and younger.

How to Refer

Emergency Duty Team (out of hours)

The MASH operates Monday to Thursday, 9am-5.15pm and 9am-5pm on Fridays. Outside of these hours, care and welfare concerns about children and young people that require an immediate response should be reported to the Emergency Duty Team.

If a child or young person is at risk of significant harm, the police will need to be contacted.

Barnet MASH referral form

To make a referral, fill out the online form on the Barnet council website. You will then receive an acknowledgement email from the MASH with a reference number.   

Please note: It is your responsibility to discuss this referral with the family. If you feel that by doing so the child would be placed at risk of harm, or if you have any further questions, contact the MASH team on 020 8359 4066.

Service Feedback

Barnet MASH

020 8359 4066

General Services

Adult Safeguarding

Child Safeguarding

Community Services

Navigating Self-Care

Urgent & Emergency Care for Adults

Urgent & Emergency Care for Children

Review date: Thursday, 30 March 2023